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Brussels brewer uses leftover bread to make beer

BRUSSELS - A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread, rather than barley, was the main ingredient.

Japan and U.S. ministers to meet for trade talks before summit

TOKYO - Japan and the United States will hold cabinet-level trade talks from this weekend, but are unlikely to seal a final deal, seen as crucial for a broader trans-Pacific free trade pact, by a summit this month, Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.

Higher sales brewing for India's tea exporters as drought grips Kenya

MUMBAI - Lagging rains, output and demand were just some of the things worrying Bidyananda Barkakoty, a small tea garden owner in a northeastern Indian state, until about a month ago. A recent dry spell in distant Kenya has since given him a reason to smile.

African cocoa a golden ticket for Tanzania chocolate factory

DAR ES SALAAM - Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients. Other African companies such as Ghana's Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent's consumers and source ingredients globally.

Coke to buy China multi-grain drinks maker for $400 million

Coke to buy China multi-grain drinks maker for $400 million

HONG KONG - Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the beverage business of China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings Ltd for $400.5 million including debt, to get a foothold in the fast growing multi-grain drinks category.

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California Governor Brown hears business concerns about drought plan

California Governor Brown hears business concerns about drought plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday promised to consider the concerns of businesses affected by his order to cut urban water use by 25 percent as the prolonged drought in the most populous U.S. state drags into its fourth year.

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U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows

U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows

CHICAGO - The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.

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Agriculture could be the key in combating world hunger

With a rapidly rising global population, agriculture will be essential in reducing world hunger. That’s what South Dakota State University Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Barry Dunn told attendees of the McGovern Hunger Summit on Wednesday at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Emergency responders mount massive effort to battle grass, forest fires in the region

Emergency responders mount massive effort to battle grass, forest  fires in the region

Grass fires broke out along Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, claiming about 500 to 600 acres of land, estimated Manvel Fire Chief Steven Schumer. Other fires popped up in northwest Minnesota and near Pembina, N.D. Wednesday.

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In drought-stricken California, cities push back against steep water cuts

In drought-stricken California, cities push back against steep water cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.

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China to ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries

BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.

Zimbabwe takes tobacco road to agriculture recovery

HARARE - Fifteen years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.

Vilsack: U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows

Vilsack: U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows

The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.

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Aaron Johnson files appeal notice in crop insurance fraud conviction

Aaron Johnson files appeal notice in crop insurance fraud conviction

Both of the potato-growing brothers from Northwood, N.D., convicted of federal crop insurance fraud have submitted to the Cass County Jail in Fargo and are waiting to be transferred to a federal prison, probably in Duluth, Minn.

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain

Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain

The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.

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